Don Meier Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Don Meier, having produced and directed Zoo Parade for NBC from 1950 to 1955, formed his own company to produce educational and entertaining programmes for family viewing. Don Meier Productions produced Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Watch Mr. Wizard and the occasional film.

Logo (January 6, 1963-1988)

Visuals: At the end of the credits, a white "dMP" in a conjoined Microgramma font zooms out from the bottom of the screen as the scene fades to black. After a second, the logo fades to orange and then stops, as the stacked text "A DON MEIER PRODUCTION" appears below it in the same font.

Variant: A short-lived earlier variant exists where the symbol is completely different, having an abstract "dMP" made out of shapes and cote-outs. The logo starts off with 8 white lines forming in the credits before they cut to the symbol zooming out. "Production is properly capitalized, and then the logo inverts in colors after a second.

Technique: Camera-controlled animation superimposed onto the end credits.

Audio: The ending theme of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, which varies from episode to episode.

Availability: Seen on the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom series.

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